High Mountain Conditions

Discussion in 'High Mountain Park Preserve' started by Berms&Boofs, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Mr.Moto

    Mr.Moto Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ringwood, NJ
    Was convinced to get out and ride at High Mountain today. Made first tracks on most of the trails we were on. Some of the trails we hit included Twisty Deer, Jack's and Ancients. Conditions were very good. 1 to 3 inches of snow. Was cold so traction remained good even with the B fat set up. Only pic I took:

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  2. Berms&Boofs

    Berms&Boofs Member

    Location:
    Northern Jersey
    High Mt is all slop right now. It needs some days to finish melting and dry out. The shady areas still have ~4" of snow left.
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  3. pat_the_cat

    pat_the_cat Member

    Location:
    Sparta, NJ
    Oh man. Is that how it is throughout the whole park? I was really hoping to ride there today.
     
  4. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Now I am sad... was looking forward to getting back to HM next weekend but doesn't look like that will be possible
     
  5. soundz

    soundz The Hat Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Fort Lee?
    I wonder why its called "high" mountain.
     
  6. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    It's because there is a High Mountain Church near it
     
  7. Berms&Boofs

    Berms&Boofs Member

    Location:
    Northern Jersey
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  8. liong71er

    liong71er Well-Known Member

    Location:
    clifton,nj
    HM always like that conditions after winter,.. why surprised,i would still rode there regardless
     
  9. bucknejo

    bucknejo Active Member

    Location:
    Allendale
    Anyone have info if HMP will be ride-able tomorrow early morning?
     
  10. Berms&Boofs

    Berms&Boofs Member

    Location:
    Northern Jersey
    I was there hiking today. The blazed trails were flooded as usual. Ancients seemed to be well drained. Just stay on the higher trails and it will likely be fine. The singletrack at HM usually only needs one day to drain.
     
  11. bucknejo

    bucknejo Active Member

    Location:
    Allendale
    Right on, thanks!
     
  12. Firulay1

    Firulay1 New Member

    Location:
    West Orange
    Anybody can give a recommendation to ride this place, will be first time here, I'm planning to do the trail counter-clockwise starting on red then taking yellow, from there just keep going, just want to make sure is is OK to do it counter clockwise
     
  13. RickVaughn

    RickVaughn Active Member

    Location:
    NNJ
    Download maprika and stay off the marked trails. They're boring.
     
  14. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    The colored trails should be a swampy mess.
    Stick to the unmarked trails.
     
  15. Firulay1

    Firulay1 New Member

    Location:
    West Orange
  16. gmb3

    gmb3 Active Member

    Location:
    Madison
    Super dry, almost dusty yesterday 6/29. Could use a little rain. Awesome ride though. Trails are looking well maintained. Liking this place more and more.
     
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  17. gmb3

    gmb3 Active Member

    Location:
    Madison
    Did Circle Switch -> Jacks -> Ancients tonight and it was super dry. This rain should actually help. Leaf cover was an issue, lost the trail multiple times.

    Also, i think there were a few trees down way at the end of my ride like on the white/yellow doubletrack almost at the circle. I coulda been off-trail though, it was very dark by that point.
     
  18. gmb3

    gmb3 Active Member

    Location:
    Madison
    Dry tonight (obviously) but noticed someone cleared leaves off Ancients, thank you! Didn't lose the trail once tonight except when i got to that same point on the white/yellow doubletrack almost at the circle, basically where the singletrack ends. Again not sure if i was off trail or if there were trees down.
     

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